Friday, March 13, 2015

First Fight Friday: The Playboy of Rome (The DeFiore Brothers) book 1 by Jennifer Faye

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight from one of their books.


Jennifer Faye

     has returned for...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from

The Playboy of Rome
The first book in a Harlequin Romance duet—The DeFiore Brothers.

A recipe for dating DeFiore men…
Take two Italian brothers with a pinch of playboy charm 
Add two American sisters with a liberal dash of feistiness 
Simmer under warm Italian skies until perfectly combined 
Serve with lashings of love.

Dante DeFiore is passionate about life, women and the tasty Italian food he creates. And feisty American TV star Lizzie Addler is almost too tempting for him to resist! 

In the scene below Lizzie has just arrived in Rome, Italy. She’s won an apprenticeship with one of the world’s renowned chefs, but things don’t go according to plan. When she shows up at the restaurant, the chef isn’t there instead she runs into his grandson, who has no time for her. But with so much riding on her success in Rome, 
she’s not about to walk away…


What was it about this woman that had him feeling off-kilter?

Could it be the way Lizzie’s touch sent currents of awareness up his arm? Realizing they were still touching, Dante jerked his hand away. He clenched his fingers, creasing the hefty document.

Or maybe it was those cool blue eyes of hers that seemed to study his every move. It was as though she could see more of him than he cared for anyone to observe. Not that he had any secrets to hide— well, other than his plans to sell the ristorante.

His gaze scrolled over the first lines of the document, pausing when he saw his grandfather’s name followed by Ristorante Massimo. He continued skimming over the legalese until his gaze screeched to a halt at the mention of a television show. His gut twisted into a knot. This was much more involved than he’d ever imagined.

“You said this was for an internship. You didn’t mention anything about a television show.”

Her lips moved but nothing came out. It was as though she wasn’t sure exactly how to proceed. If she thought he was going to make this easy for her, she’d have to think again. She’d tried to get him to agree to let her work here under false pretenses when in fact she had much bigger plans.

When she didn’t respond fast enough, he added, “How long were you planning to keep that little bit of information a secret?”

Her forehead wrinkled. “Obviously I wasn’t keeping it a secret or I wouldn’t have handed you the contract.”

She had a valid point, but it didn’t ease his agitation. He once again rubbed at his stiff neck. It’d been an extremely long day.

Copyright © Jennifer Faye


The Playboy of Rome 
The DeFiore Brothers book 1 
by Jennifer Faye

Taming the Italian playboy… 

Lizzie Addler's dream of working in Italy is about to come true—that is if she can convince passionate Italian chef Dante DeFiore to keep his side of their bargain. Dante might be hotter than the Italian sun, but he's as cool as ice toward Lizzie… 

Dante hasn't the time to pander to Lizzie's dreams of culinary fame
— he has a restaurant to run! But as Lizzie proves herself to be a spectacular addition to his kitchen—and to his life—
Dante wonders…can he keep her forever?

The Playboy of Rome
is available on 
Amazon ~ Amazon UK Kobo ~ Barnes & Noble iTunes Harlequin

Don't forget to check out Jennifer's previous First Fight Friday
First Fight Friday: A Moment to Love (A Whistle Stop Romance, book 1)

Jennifer's Bio:

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming romances. Step into the pages of exciting destinations with rugged cowboys, sexy tycoons & enchanting royalty. Jennifer has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. 

Jennifer loves to hear from readers—you can contact her via her website.

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